Helpful Tricks & Tips
Coming to Mt. Bachelor for the first time? Or maybe just looking for the inside edge? Read on for the most helpful tricks and tips to having a great day on the mountain!
- Pre-purchasing online will save you time and money. If you already have a OnePass, you can load any ticket purchase on to your pass and head straight to the lift! If you don't have a OnePass yet, don't worry. You can still purchase online (at least one calendar day prior to your visit date), but you'll need to go to ticketing to pick up your OnePass upon arrival.
- Book a lesson for yourself or for the kids! Whether it's your first time on snow or you're a seasoned skier or rider, Mt. Bachelor's Gravity School can take your skills to the next level with a personalized private lesson or a fun, rewarding group lesson. Reservations are strongly recommended at least two to four days in advance
- Looking for lodging, activities to do in Bend, or additional information about Central Oregon? Head to Visit Bend to learn more.
ARRIVING TO THE MOUNTAIN
- Use caution driving to Mt. Bachelor. Road conditions can change quickly. Riding the Mt. Bachelor shuttle bus is another option for transportation.
- Mt. Bachelor has two main access points to the mountain: West Village and Sunrise. Sunrise is the first entry on your left as you arrive to Mt. Bachelor and West Village is located at the end of the road on your drive up.
- Services at both base areas open at 8:00 a.m. on weekends and during holiday periods and at 8:30 a.m. on midweek (non-holiday) days. At West Village, Cocoa's Cafe and Pinnacles open extra early, at 7:30 a.m., if you want to come up early and get some breakfast first.
- West Village has more parking and is also a great place to start when you need tickets, rentals, lessons, and more. You'll want to start at the Mountain Gateway building to pick up your OnePass, buy tickets, and arrange lessons and rentals.
- Sunrise is a great place to park if you're looking for beginner terrain. Tickets and rentals are available at the Sunrise lodge through April 26 this season. An Interlodge Shuttle runs daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. between the two base areas, departing at :00 and :30 from West Village and at :15 and :45 from Sunrise.
- Tip: If you pre-purchased online, but still need to pick up a OnePass, have your confirmation email handy! This way, the ticketing staff can scan your purchase faster and get you out on the slopes as quickly as possible!
- During busy holiday periods, the equipment rental process can take two hours. If you have a 10:00 a.m. lesson and you need to rent equipment, plan to arrive at 8:00 a.m.
- Bring layers! Weather can change throughout the day on the slopes, so dress warm with wicking layers to start the day. This way, you can shed layers as you get warmer throughout the day, or pack on more layers if a storm rolls in and you want to keep skiing or riding the fresh powder!
- Conditions can change quickly on the mountain, so be sure to check the conditions page and our webcams regularly to know what's in store for your skiing or riding. Our conditions page is updated every day by 6:30 a.m. and is continually updated throughout the day with current conditions, snow pack, visibility, temperature, lift status, and more.
WHILE YOU'RE HERE
- Mt. Bachelor has over 4,300 acres of skiing and riding and all 360 degrees of the mountain can be accessed from the top of Summit. There is a wide variety of beginner terrain and advanced terrain to cater to any level of skier or rider. After checking lift status on the conditions page, a look at our trail map and make a game plan to find your favorite trails on the mountain!
- There are also several dining options on the mountain whenever you're ready to take a break. Check out the base area map to or read through our dining page for more details.
- TIP: On a busy day, head to Pine Marten Lodge for lunch! West Village Lodge (at the base of Pine Marten lift) is often very busy at lunch, while Pine Marten Lodge (at the top of Pine Marten lift) tends to have less crowds, and beautiful views to boot!
- Confused? Need more direction? Call or text 541-382-1709 or if you're on the mountain, look for our ambassador staff in bright green jackets. They are the encyclopedia of mountain information! Or find any staff member in a blue jacket, and they will be happy to help you find your way.
- Mt. Bachelor's terrain offers a thrilling experience for beginner to advanced level skiers/riders alike, but it is imperative that everyone on the mountain understands the inherent risks of their sport and take necessary precautions.
- Always ski or ride in control and give those who are downhill of you the right of way. Always ski or ride with a buddy (especially off trail), and educate yourself and your group about the dangers of tree well and snow immersion hazards.
- Do not hike uphill of open terrain and do not leave the ski area boundaries. Leaving ski area boundaries or disobeying closed signs could result in a very serious and dangerous situation.
- In case of an emergency, call 541-693-0911.